Jan 27, 2010

Can I make a few suggestions?




tip#1
Get rid of Captcha

It's annoying.

I know....I know....
You don't likey the spammy spam spam.
I understand.
I do.
Why not just moderate the comments?
You can easily weed out all the spam that way too, ya know?

BUT BUT BUT . . .
I don't wanna make my readers WAIT on their comment to appear.

Psst...most of them probably won't mind to wait.

Ya know which of the "captchas" are the most annoying?
The ones that make ya add or subtract.

Too much work just to leave a comment.

just sayin'


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tip #2
Have eleventy blogs? GREAT!! YOU GO GIRL (or BOY)

Uh, but the ones that you haven't updated....
or
the "tester" blogs ? ?

Why have them listed under your profile?
You can hide them by going into your profile under "edit" and unchecking the boxes next to the blogs that you don't want displayed.

The reason for this annoyance-
Say you visit my blog and leave a comment. When I want to return the LOVE, I click on your name and it takes me to your profile page. I then have to click on ALL those blogs just to find your most updated one so that I can comment.

*time consuming*

I'll be honest. Somedays are just not good for blog surfing around here and if I can't find you quick and easily . . .
Well, I give up.


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tip #3
WHERE DO I PUT MY COMMENT?
There are a few templates out in bloggy land that make it difficult for readers to comment.
Please make sure your comments are visible.
(font size, placement)
In other words---Don't make us search!


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tip #4

Just say NO to auto-music!!!!!
Music is great.
BUT
When it starts automatically
AND
When you are not expecting it
AND
You have your volume (like) ALL THE WAY UP

It's rather annoying and ....
Well, it scares to MESS outta me.
I will click off of those sites in a heartbeat and I know others that do the same.exact.thing.
.
.
.
.

Okie Dokie
That's my suggestions for the day.
I have more.
OH.YES.I.DO.

Psst....
Using . . . . 's all the time is sort of/kind of annoying too.
BUT
It's an addiction, people.
I am going to need one of those 12 step programs.

12 steps....
starting with baby steps first

dot dot dot


Leelou Blogs

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36 comments:

One Cluttered Brain on January 27, 2010 at 11:31 AM said...

*Scratch Scratch* Smells like strawberries dipped in chocolate!;)

okay great post! I'm also guilty of the ... EEK!
you must have read my blog. oopsie. I'll try better.
baby steps, babysteps

I currently don't have a tester blog, I know I really should have one. I actually have one I could use, but its not under the handle one cluttered brain. WHEW!

Thanks for the tips. I'm tweeting this one to the masses...

I'm NOT a VOLCANO! on January 27, 2010 at 11:45 AM said...

I agree with most of what is on here. I use the codes- and I like them. I somehow feel safer with them, so ~shrug~ Otherwise, i agree! Great post!

Following from MBC. Come and see me sometime!

I'm NOT a VOLCANO! on January 27, 2010 at 11:46 AM said...

Oh- PS. I have 2 blogs, but they're both updated daily.

Molly Lou Gifts on January 27, 2010 at 12:27 PM said...

I can tell you the ... is an addiction. Was this directed towards me?

The 6424 blogs is ridiculous and I am now on strike when I see those.

This isn't you, but a suggestion for some: STATIONERY are the pretty papers you write with and STATIONARY is standing still.

Tina on January 27, 2010 at 12:41 PM said...

Great tips! Honestly, I hate music on blogs. I always turn my volume way down or pause it and if I can't get rid of it I click off....

Thanks for stopping by my blog and making me feel better about how crazy life can get. You made me laugh with how you sneak into the bathroom for some time to yourself...isn't that the truth!

nichole on January 27, 2010 at 1:06 PM said...

I am a non updater:(...sorry...I am going to try and do better.

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes on January 27, 2010 at 1:07 PM said...

LOL @ some of you!

Scared I'm talking about ya??

hmmmmmmmmmmmmm (giggles)

I love you guys!

the . . . 's ?
That is all me! Go check out my posts. LAWD HAVE MERCY! I need help.
IMA DOT DOT DOT addict for sure.

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• on January 27, 2010 at 1:25 PM said...

Concur, concur, concur, annnnd concur.

I have a test blog thingy and it's not visible on my profile {hooray for me!}, but the other blogs I contribute to are there.

Those fancy playlists that people put on their blogs have the option to not auto start. I use Playlist.com, I've seen it! The second I hear music I'm outta there.

Umm what else. OH! Why do people use the Captcha crap AND moderate? That is one that boggles...

Oops I'm guilty of the "..." too. That I don't foresee giving up. Nopers. :)

Booklover1212 on January 27, 2010 at 2:57 PM said...

Ok, I'm guilty too of the ...

and

Having auto music on...sigh....

I hope you'll come and visit anyway! ;-)

~ Jennifer
http://thetoyboxyears.blogspot.com

Martha on January 27, 2010 at 3:22 PM said...

I'm definitely a dot...dot...dot kinda gal...I've always been that way and was quite surprised so many also did it with their blogs...

Anyway #2 I LOVE!!!

Lisa on January 27, 2010 at 3:29 PM said...

I've wanted to make a post on this subject for soooo long!!
Thank you, thank you!!

I hate the music the most though! I keep my volume off most of the time...it scares the jeepers out of me too.

I don't understand why the tester blogs are on the profile page.

Yes, either captcha or moderate, but not both.

I admit though, I am definitely a ..... addict. I can't help myself...I'm sorry folks:(

Thanks for a great venting post:)

The Old Geezer on January 27, 2010 at 3:30 PM said...

I enjoyed looking over your blog
God bless you

Emmy on January 27, 2010 at 3:55 PM said...

Yes yes yes!! I have found some blogs lately that I seriously have to search as to where to leave a comment. And I agree with the list of blogs, I want to go leave some love back but often just give up if I see 5 or 6 or even more!

Emmy on January 27, 2010 at 3:58 PM said...

Oh yeah, and did you know you have word verification on your photo blog?? ;)

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes on January 27, 2010 at 4:00 PM said...

Do I? ROFL!

Let me go change it. I've been busy messing with the templates that I never even checked that.

Oooopsie

Christina on January 27, 2010 at 4:08 PM said...

#2 & #3 are biggies with me. Drives me crazy sometimes.

I have a confession.... I'm addicted to.... dots, periods, pauses. Call them whatever you like, but I like them.... a lot

WhisperingWriter on January 27, 2010 at 5:09 PM said...

Amen to all of this.

I HATE word verification. Sometimes I won't even leave a note if I'm in a hurry. And I rarely leaves notes on blogs that have Disqus. I don't have the patience.

Genny on January 27, 2010 at 5:16 PM said...

Good suggestions! I agree about the comment thing.

Following your blog,
Genny :)

slehan on January 27, 2010 at 5:26 PM said...

Great post. You really captchad my attention... (it really is addictive). I will immediately close a blog that plays music. At home I just have dial-up and that takes up major band-width. I also tend to surf with images turned off so the captcha thing is annoying. Moderating is much better for the readers (altho more work for the author)

Lua on January 27, 2010 at 7:00 PM said...

teeeheee great post. captcha bugs me! btw...you've got a visible "test" blog...better go cover it up! ;)

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes on January 27, 2010 at 7:12 PM said...

I know Lua! I did that to annoy you guys.

Kidding

That is so odd because I know I had those checked off. (At least I thought I did).

At least I had the others hidden, right? bwahahaha

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes on January 27, 2010 at 7:15 PM said...

Ok, I remember WHY the test blog was showing now. (DUH!)
I was helping someone with their template.

Whew...I don't feel so bad now.

HAHA!
(kidding folks)
I will visit you even if you have captcha/word verification. I'll just grit my teeth the whole time.

Chaotic Creations by Kristen on January 27, 2010 at 8:01 PM said...

SO FUNNY!! I'm definitely a ...er and I LOVE "!!!!!!!!!" I'm so paranoid about it too! Are they annoying?
Stopping by from SITS to say Hello...GREAT Blog!

xoxo.
Kristen

Sara @ Domestically Challenged on January 27, 2010 at 8:33 PM said...

you will FOREVER be in my heart for writing this...and saying all the things i wanted to say!!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged on January 27, 2010 at 8:33 PM said...

...but? I do this...all the time.

Chelle on January 27, 2010 at 8:53 PM said...

Bwahaha! I love it!!

Seriously. So true.

Except the part of "..."...haha! I love those little guys :)

xoxo

Deb on January 27, 2010 at 9:08 PM said...

No kidding on the music thing--if I'm not prepared and the volume is up I feel like I've been invaded by a musical army. Great tips!

peasterpeach on January 27, 2010 at 9:09 PM said...

HaHa This was an awesome post!Im a new follower from mom bloggers club!

Tarah on January 27, 2010 at 9:36 PM said...

I think I just have issues. I always get lame captcha things and can't read them even though I refresh 5 times.

No clue what a test blog is or how to add music. Is that good or bad?

I just post my randomness for all to see however it ends up... that is probably bad.

Oh well. What you see is what you get. :)

Working Mommy on January 28, 2010 at 9:01 AM said...

I agree on the music...I have started turning my speakers off so I don't pee myself anymore :)

~WM

Corrie Howe on January 28, 2010 at 9:58 AM said...

I keep my speakers off and turn them on when I need them. It scares me when music starts blasting away. I'm a dot dot dot person. I think I'm too old to change. I think I've fixed all the problems on my blog.

I also found on Blogger one can set comments to be automatically moderated after a certain number of days. It is usually on older posts that spam appears. At least that's been my experience.

SageMom on January 28, 2010 at 12:23 PM said...

LOL! Love this list, even though I'm guilty of a couple of things...but they give me something to think about =)

Laura on January 28, 2010 at 9:00 PM said...

I definitely hate the music. Usually I have my volume off, but if I forget and I am up before the kids trying to get a few moments of peace in, sites that have the auto music scare the crap out of me and I immediately click off of them.

The Perfect Trio on January 29, 2010 at 8:59 AM said...

you're talking about me aren't ya??? i think i fit each of your yucks in at least a small way....

maybe i should go tidy things up. for you.

:o)

Amy on January 29, 2010 at 3:41 PM said...

Hi! I'm from Friday Follow, so I'm now following you. I can't decide if I'm a creeper or not. Ha! This is the funniest blog I've read in forever! I'm definitely guilty of ............. I have a serious problem. :)

The girl with the flour in her hair on January 29, 2010 at 7:55 PM said...

Oh...I use the....all the time. I love them...

It's out of control, really. Maybe I need an intervention...

And I HATE the sites with the music. Scares the pee out of me. My computer is on mute just for that reason.

Anyway, thanks for the Friday Follow!

 

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